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Ministry Resource Day, September 17

“Digital Pluralism and the Death and Resurrection of the Church”

President David LoseMinistry Resource Day was an outstanding event. Recordings of the two presentations and a story of the day are available here.

Everyone knows the culture has changed – perhaps faster in recent years than at any time in centuries. But what, exactly, has changed? And why does the Church so often feel left behind? And, perhaps most importantly, what can we do about it? Join us for Resource Day on Thursday, September 17, as we investigate the challenges and opportunities of leading a life of faith as individuals and congregations in the age of digital pluralism. LTSP President the Rev. Dr. David Lose will address the topic with two lectures during the day.

Resource Day is free (registration below, optional lunch is available), and open to all; co-sponsored by LTSP, the Episcopal Diocese of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Theological Institute, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod, ELCA.

Presentation #1: Where Did All the People Go?

Statistics on church attendance are devastating. But what if they reflect more about the changes in the culture than the church and its leadership. In this presentation we’ll explore the explosion of digital media, the influence this has had on how we make meaning and create identity, and the impact on this for church attendance.

Presentation #2: Church 2.0

How do we move congregations from seeing themselves as spiritual destinations to places of vibrant faith formation? How does that commitment – to accompany people on their faith journey – shape the way we think about preaching, worship, youth ministry, and more? Join us as we look at the opportunities for a more vibrant church in this changed and changing world.

Schedule for the Day (all events on the LTSP campus, 7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia)

10:00 am Welcome and Presentation 1: Where Did All the People Go?
noon Worship in the Shaeffer-Ashmead Chapel
12:45 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Presentation 2: Church 2.0
3:30 pm Farewell and Godspeed







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